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Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates
... best available evidence that cases of Clostridium difficile
infection (CDI)---one of the most common and increasing types of hospital-acquired infection---can be reduced in hospital wards if doctors prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics rather than broad-spectrum agents. Researchers at the Royal Free Hospit...
Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin
...ce. "Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile
— the Cdiff superbug — C. botulinum has a genome that is remarkable because it is so stable," commented Dr Mohammed Sebaihia, lead author on the paper from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Unlike Cdiff, in which more than 10 per cent of genes ha...
Understanding why C. difficile causes disease -- it's hungry
Researchers studying the genetics behind why C. difficile
causes disease have come to a simple conclusion --...iety for Microbiology (ASM) on May 24, 2007. C. difficile
bacteria are everywhere — in soil, air, water, human and animal feces, and on most surfaces in hospi...